VT100 colors

Antonio Carlini a.carlini at ntlworld.com
Mon Jun 21 08:48:32 CDT 2021

On 21/06/2021 07:51, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
> I want to say that it’s white.  Though I can’t get to mine right now.
> Zane
> Sent from my iPod
>> On Jun 20, 2021, at 10:50 PM, Lars Brinkhoff via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Does anyone know what colors a VT100 is?  Most photos online has it
>> looking yellowish, but I expect that's from aging.  Some people I have
>> asked claim it was a light cream color.  This bitsavers picture has it
>> looking neutral grey:
>> http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/dec/terminal/vt100/vt100_wps-8.jpg
>> And the black parts are claimed to be dark brown.
>> I haven't found any color codes in the manuals.

I can't get t mine either but I think they were originally light cream, 
but not bright white.

I suspect that most photos have it as yellowish because that's what they 
are now :-)

The black bits I remember as black.

I remember the tube colour being green, I think I remember seeing amber 
and I believe that white was an available option.


Antonio Carlini
antonio at acarlini.com

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